Another twin of the Toyota Rush crossover: now only with the automatic transmission

Another twin of the Toyota Rush crossover: now only with the automatic transmission

January 16, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

In Malaysia, the official premiere of a new model of the local brand Perodua. The crossover is only available with one motor

Previously, the Malaysian Perodua produced under its brand only turned cars Daihatsu (the Japanese own a quarter of the shares of this company). However, in the past few years, the brand has its own models, which, however, are still based on the Daihatsu and Toyota units (Toyota, in turn, is owned by Daihatsu). This is a Bezza sedan and a new generation Myvi hatchback. Despite this, Perodua continues to produce cars under license: the Aruz crossover, the twin of the latest generation Toyota Rush and Daihatsu Terios, has become the new model of the brand. Note that the Japanese clone was in the Perodua line before — the first generation was sold in Malaysia under the name Kembara, the second generation was named Nautica.

Like the current Rush and Terios, the Aruz has a frame structure, independent front suspension and a continuous rear axle. The drive of all three “brothers” is only rear. The dimensions of the machines are also the same: the length is 4,435 mm, and the distance between the axes is 2,685 mm. Externally, Perodua Aruz differs only in logos, bumpers and grille.

Inside, seven seats. The interior is almost the same as that of the “relatives”, but the Malaysian crossover slightly changed the design of the front panel, changed the climate control unit and the multimedia system.

Under the hood, the same engine as the donor: petrol four-cylinder engine 2NR-VE series of 1.5 liters and 105 hp (136 Nm). Only a 4-speed automatic transmission goes into the pair, although Rush and Terios can also be equipped with a 5-speed manual gearbox.

The new crossover is offered in two versions. The basic version equipment list includes: engine start button, LED optics, 6 airbags, ESP system, air conditioning with additional deflectors on the ceiling, 17-inch light-alloy wheels. The top version of the steering wheel and gear knob are trimmed in leather, there are front “foglights” and a set of security systems.

Perodua Aruz can already be bought, but it is sold only in the Malaysian market. Minimum price – 72,900 Malaysian ringgit. By the way, the third generation Toyota Rush can be bought in Malaysia, but the Daihatsu brand is represented there only by commercial vehicles. Japanese turned out to be more expensive: in the local market it costs from 93,000 myr.

In the future, the company plans to continue to produce its own models. So, at the end of last year, at the Kuala Lumpur Motor Show, Perodua presented the X-Concept, by the example of which the brand showed how the design of its cars would develop.

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